Tim Gearhart began his journey to chocolatier by wandering the world through its kitchens. He toured the Far East as a Marine Corps cook, trained in pastry at the Culinary Institute of America, and then honed his craft everywhere from an English castle to a Western dude ranch. Inspired by his travels and eager to craft chocolates that reflected them, he returned home to Virginia to set up shop amid Charlottesville’s emerging food scene.
Nearly 15 years in, Gearharts remains committed to the purity of their flavors and the integrity of their nationally recognized products. They comb the globe for the very best it has to offer, and craft their world-class chocolates in the heart of Virginia.